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Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Derrick M. Nault

Abstract

Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Some observers consequently have gone so far as to suggest that human rights are a concept alien to African cultures. The International Criminal Court (ICC)’s focus on Africa in recent years has reinforced the region’s reputation as a hotspot for human rights violations. But despite Africa’s notoriety concerning human rights, Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights argues that the continent has been pivotal for helping ... More

Keywords: Africa, African history, human rights history, world history, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198859628
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198859628.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derrick M. Nault, author
Project Associate Professor, College of Science and Arts, University of Tokyo, Japan